One Million Texans Licensed to Carry
The Lone Star State surpassed an important milestone last month, as more than one million Texans are now licensed to carry firearms for personal protection, either concealed or openly.
Insurance Company Owner Requires CCWs, Training for Employees
A Georgia business owner recently implemented a company policy requiring all employees to obtain a state-issued concealed carry permit and to be armed with a handgun for protection while doing business for the insurance firm.
Minnesota Carry Permit Holders Are Younger and Female
More than 200,000 Minnesotans now hold carry permits, marking an historic high, and state data indicate more permit holders are younger and female, according to a firearms advocacy group’s analysis of latest monthly statistics.
CCW Permits for Florida Women Older Than 65 Leap 600 Percent in Past Decade
Women make up about 1/5 of Florida's 1 million people licensed to carry concealed.
Ohio CCW Permits Soar, But Buckeyes Still Trail Neighbors
While in excess of 40 percent more permits to carry concealed handguns for personal protection in Ohio were issued during the first quarter of 2012 than during the same period in 2010, Buckeyes still have some catching up to do with their neighbors.
Injunction Issued in Maryland 'Shall Issue' Ruling
A federal judge on July 23 ordered Maryland officials to cease the enforcement of a law that prohibits state residents from receiving concealed-carry handgun permits unless they provide a "good and substantial reason" to carry their concealed guns in public.
Florida On Track to Hit One Million CCW Permits This Summer
The number of Floridians permitted to carry handguns for personal protection rose by nearly one-third for the first five months of 2012, compared with the same period a year earlier.
Wisconsin Reaches CCW Milestone
Wisconsin residents have been issued 100,000 concealed-carry permits—almost reaching the state's predicted number of issued permits for a full 12-month period in less than half that time.